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Thomas Webber WILSON

(1893-1948)

WILSON, Thomas Webber, a Representative from Mississippi; born in Coldwater, Tate County, Miss., January 24, 1893; attended the public schools of his native city; was graduated from the law department of the University of Mississippi at Oxford in 1913; was admitted to the bar the same year and commenced the practice of law in Laurel, Miss.; prosecuting attorney of Jones County 1915-1919; district attorney for the twelfth judicial district of Mississippi 1919-1923; elected as a Democrat to the Sixty-eighth, Sixty-ninth, and Seventieth Congresses (March 4, 1923-March 3, 1929); was not a candidate for renomination in 1928 but was an unsuccessful candidate for the nomination for United States Senator; engaged in the private practice of law 1928-1933; appointed a Federal judge for the Virgin Islands and served from 1933 until 1935; member of the Parole Board in the Justice Department, Washington, D.C., 1935-1947; died in Coldwater, Miss., January 31, 1948; interment in Magnolia Cemetery.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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